Salt Lake City August Events

30 great events for 30 days of August, 2015

August is an amazing time for the arts, music, and sports in Salt Lake City. Browse the list for dozens of terrific ways to get out and enjoy SLC's pleasant summer weather.

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    ••• Park City Kimball Arts Festival

    The popular Park City Arts Festival features the work of more than 200 artists including visual arts, performance art, music, food, and film. 

    • Friday, August 4: 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
    • Saturday, August 5: 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Sunday, August 6: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

    Historic Main Street in Park City

    Weekend pass: $12 adults; $6 children ages 6 to 17; kids 5 and under free

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    Real Salt Lake, the region's professional soccer club, typically has a packed schedule in August. Here's the schedule for their home games, all played at Rio Tinto Stadium in Sandy (all listings are Mountain Time).

    • Saturday, August 5: Houston Dynamo, 8 p.m.
    • Wednesday, August 23: San Jose Earthquakes, 8 p.m.
    • Saturday, August 26: Colorado Rapids, 8 p.m.
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    ••• Scott Catron

    The Salt Lake Bees are the Triple A club of the Los Angeles Angels of MLB. They play in the Pacific Coast League, and August is a pretty busy month for the Bees. 

    Here's their August home schedule, with all games played at Smith's Ballpark in Salt Lake City:

    • August 3 to August 6: Colorado Springs Sky Sox
    • August 7 to August 10: Oklahoma City Dodgers
    • August 15 to August 18: Tacoma Rainiers


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    ••• Courtesy Red Butte Garden

    Monday Family Nights at Red Butte Garden feature music, dance, crafts and activities associated with many cultures.

    Shows start at 6:30 and 7:30 p.m.

    On August 7, Polynesian dancers Island Traditions will perform and teach guests the dances and music of Tahiti, New Zealand, and Samoa. 

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    ••• Courtesy Tour of Utah

    Many of the world's best pro cyclists will race around Utah the first week of August in the six-day, 58-mile Tour of Utah, covering some of the Beehive State's most demanding terrain.

    July 31 to August 6, times and locations vary

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    ••• Courtesy The Depot

    The Depot, a live music venue at The Gateway features several concerts in August:

    • August 12: Sylvan Esso
    • August 14: Rodrigo y Gabriela
    • August 21: Washed Out
    • August 22: 2 Chainz
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    Sandy Hot Air Balloon Festival

    ••• Joe Sohm, Visions of America

    The Sandy Hot Air Balloon Festival starts with sunrise launches at Storm Mountain Park. Saturday evening festivities move to the promenade in front of Sandy City Hall, where spectators can enjoy glowing balloons, plus food for sale and free music.

    Friday and Saturday, August 11 and 12.

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    ••• Craft Lake City

    The Craft Lake City DIY Festival is an annual handmade arts, science and technology festival, for the purpose of promoting local artisans, DIY engineers, craft foodies, vintage vendors, and performance artists.

    Friday, August 11, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.

    Saturday, August 12, noon to 10 p.m. 

    Sunday August 13, noon to 7 p.m.


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    Salt Lake County Fair

    ••• Salt Lake County Fair

    The Salt Lake County Fair features livestock and craft exhibits, a petting zoo, helicopter rides, a carnival and all the fair food you can eat. There's tons of entertainment, including Joe Nichols, a monster truck racing league, Highland Games, a classic car show, and more.

    August 2 through August 5

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    ••• Utah Beer Festival

    The annual Utah Beer Festival brings local beer makers to the Gallivan Center, with plenty of brews for the tasting.

    Saturday, Aug.19, 2 p.m. to 8 p.m.

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    ••• Courtesy Utah Shakespeare Festival

    The summer season of the Utah Shakespeare Festival features Romeo and Juliet, As You Like It and A Midsummer Night's Dream. Hosted by Southern Utah University, the Utah Shakespeare Festival is a great event that's definitely worth the trip to Cedar City.

    Performances continue through October. 

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    The State Room

    Here's the August lineup for The State Room, one of SLC's favorite small music venues.

    • August 3: Reckless Kelly
    • August 5: Steve Earle and the Dukes
    • August 6: John Moreland
    • August 9: James McMurtry
    • August 16: Mew
    • August 17: Joe Pug
    • August 18: Josh Ritter
    • August 19: Dead Floyd